We are so excited to return to Los Angeles for our "How to Make It in Fashion" conference next month, not only because last year's was awesome, but also because some of our west coast industry favorites are going to be there, including the costume designers for four of the best shows on television.
Fashionista Senior Editor Dhani Mau will be speaking with Ane Crabtree of "Masters of Sex," Salvador Perez of "The Mindy Project," Jill Ohanneson of "Revenge" and Mandi Line of "Pretty Little Liars" about how they broke into the industry, what makes them so good at their jobs and how the role of the costume designer is changing.
Each one has left an indelible mark on small screen fashion: Crabtree for the perfect '60s looks on "Masters of Sex," Perez for Mindy Kaling's bright and modern ensembles, Ohanneson for the wealthy Hamptonite looks of "Revenge" and Line for the admittedly over-the-top high school wardrobes of "Pretty Little Liars."
But while costume design may seem like a fun, glamorous job, it's actually filled with constant challenges, from budget constraints to last-minute script changes, and the people who do it historically haven't received the recognition they deserve.
Fortunately, that's beginning to change. With increasing interest in fashion on television thanks in large part to social media -- particularly the aforementioned shows, whose characters are known for great style -- costume designers are beginning to come out of the shadows. Line and Ohanneson have both gotten involved with side projects and fashion collaborations: Line worked with Aeropostale on an ongoing "Pretty Little Liars" range that's in stores now, while Ohanneson is developing a "Revenge" clothing line.
Following a similar trajectory to celebrity stylists, these men and women are establishing profiles independent of the shows they work on.
Intrigued? Click here to see the full conference schedule and reserve your ticket before they sell out! (Because they always do.) We can’t wait to see you there!
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